Rangers midfielder John Lundstram has claimed he’d love to sign a new contract at Ibrox as he bites back at questions over his future.
It’s been a very disappointing season for the 29-year-old midfielder who hasn’t hit anywhere near the heights that had fans calling him “the best on Earth” en route to Seville.
Speaking after the club’s 5-2 victory over St Mirren, where John Lundstram played the entire game, the midfielder claims he’s all in at Rangers and wants to sign a new contract, even if there has been no movement on this.
But in a somewhat frosty response, the midfielder appeared to show a level of frustration with the line of questioning from Stevie Clifford of Four Lads Had a Dream as the pressure builds on everyone ahead of the summer:
“Why (are you asking me about my future)? What are you (implying)?
“To me that didn’t seem like you were very upbeat about it (my future at the club).
“Of course I’d love to stay at the club as long as the club wants me but there’s nothing at the minute.
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“I love the club, I’ve never shied away from that. If the club want me to stay I’d love to but no, nothing on that front.”
Lundstram’s current deal set to enter its final year next season, the midfielder becoming one of the club’s highest-paid players when he joined from Sheffield United in the summer of 2021.
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These comments also come amid much criticism from Rangers supporters, who’ve been gunning for John Lundstram for bold comments made about Celtic and a failure to deliver for the team this season.
Such has been the player’s downturn there have even been suggestion in the press and amongst supporters that Rangers might cash in on the player and move him on this summer.
For many supporters, these soundbites are becoming a little draining and whilst John Lundstram showed guts to face the press the Rangers fans want trophies and not hot air aimed at them by the Scouser.
John Lundstram might not like the line of questioning, but the reality is if he wants a new Rangers contract, and the fans to be onside with the exorbitant wages he demands, then he need to prove his value on the park.
At the moment, you’ll be hard pressed to find a supporter who believes the midfielder is justifying his reported £22k per week wage packet and unless that changes, the questions will only get louder.